Group Counseling, fourth edition
Concepts and Procedures, 4th Edition
Routledge – 2006 – 464 pages
The fourth edition of this well-respected text, first published in 1979, is a timely and thorough revision of the existing material. Group Counseling has done well over the years, due in large part to its comprehensive history of group work as a counseling specialty, the practical nature of the authors' explanations, the diversity of sources the authors draw upon, and the international acclaim of Dr. Landreth's work on play and filial therapy. This text will provide both novice and experienced counselors with a framework from which to expand their group counseling skills and knowledge.
"Drs. Berg, Landreth, and Fall have so improved from their last edition that they now are the creators of the premium textbook for graduate students in professional counseling programs throughout the country. The authors have succeeded in writing a textbook that ranges from group creation to termination, group theory to technique, and from basic to advanced group conceptualization. As a counselor educator, I can’t wait to incorporate this textbook into my courses." -- Eric Schmidt, Educational Administration and Psychological Services, Texas State University
"Like good group leaders, Drs. Berg, Landreth, and Fall use both their knowledge and their personalities in their presentation of the material. The result is a book that not only informs, but encourages and motivates the reader to continue developing group work skills—whether the reader is a student or an established group leader." – H. George McMahon, Counseling and Psychological Services, Georgia State University
Rationale and History of Group Counseling. Our Theories of Group Counseling. Holistic Leadership Training. The Group Leader’s Internal Experience. Co-leadership: Rationale and Implementation. Initiating a Group. Maintaining a Group: Process and Development. Working Effectively with Resistance in Groups. Typical Issues in Group Counseling. Group Counseling of Children and Adolescents. Filial Therapy, Families, and Relationship Groups. Group Counseling with Specific Populations. Appendix A: Primer of Group Counseling Terminology. Appendix B: ASGW: Best Practices Guidelines. Appendix C: ASGW: Professional Standards for Training of Group Workers. Appendix D: ASGW: Principles for Diversity Competent Group Workers. Appendix E: Assessment of Group Counselor’s Competencies.
Robert C. Berg, Ed.D., is Professor of Counselor Education at the University of North Texas. Dr. Berg has authored or co-authored more than 40 articles and several books.
Garry L. Landreth, Ed.D., is a Regents Professor in the Department of Counseling, Development, and Higher Education and the founding Director of the Center for Play Therapy at the University of North Texas. Dr. Landreth has authored more than 70 publications and has been a consultant in China, Europe, Korea, and South Africa.
Kevin A. Fall, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Education and Counseling, Loyola University-New Orleans. He is also in private practice.